Currently an unrestricted free agent, sources tell FanRag Sports that relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez is hoping to find a new team in order to keep pitching. A six-time All-Star, Rodriguez spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons with the Detroit Tigers. Last season he appeared in 28 games, going 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA and a 1.658 WHIP in 25.1 innings pitched before being released in June. Rodriguez agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals four days after his release from the Tigers, and he appeared in five games for the team’s minor league affiliates in Harrisburg, Potomac and Hagerstown. Rodriguez was not the pitcher of record in any of those five appearances, posting a 1.80 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in five innings pitched. Francisco Rodriguez allowed five runs on four hits during those appearances, with just one of the five runs being earned, with batters hitting .222 against him.